Packaging Technology and Science

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March 2017

Volume 30, Issue 3

Pages 59–114

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    1. Issue information (pages 59–60)

      Version of Record online: 2 FEB 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/pts.2246

  2. Research Articles

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      Do Healthcare Professionals Comprehend Standardized Symbols Present on Medical Device Packaging?: An Important Factor in the Fight Over Label Space (pages 61–73)

      Do Chan Seo, Moslem Ladoni, Eric Brunk, Mark W. Becker and Laura Bix

      Version of Record online: 14 APR 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/pts.2199

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      Given that the medical device industry in the USA has requested permission from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to use stand-alone symbols to better harmonize with EU Directives, the exploration of healthcare providers' comprehension of the same is an important and timely topic. Our work suggests that symbols commonly incorporated into the labeling of medical devices may not be readily understood at present. As such, policy decisions should be carefully considered.

    2. Taped Barrier Test for Internal Bags Used in Boxes of Recycled Paperboard: The Role of the Paperboard and Its Consequence for the Test (pages 75–89)

      Sandra Biedermann-Brem, Maurus Biedermann and Koni Grob

      Version of Record online: 5 DEC 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/pts.2268

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      Comprehensive two dimensional gas chromatography with flame ionization detection of the extract of a recycled paperboard for food packaging with an attenuation that every visible component may exceed 0.01 mg/kg in food if migration is high. A functional barrier should reduce this migration to a tolerable level.

    3. Taped Barrier Test for Internal Bags Used in Boxes of Recycled Paperboard: Update of the Method (pages 91–102)

      Sandra Biedermann-Brem, Maurus Biedermann and Koni Grob

      Version of Record online: 13 DEC 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/pts.2278

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      Taped format for testing migration from recycled paperboard to food in an internal bag: opened corner to show structure.

    4. Static and Dynamic Strength of Paperboard Containers Subjected to Variations in Climatic Conditions (pages 103–114)

      Matthew James Lamb and Vincent Rouillard

      Version of Record online: 26 JAN 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/pts.2285

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      This paper evaluates the fatigue resistance of empty paperboard containers subjected to random base excitation and compares the results with those obtained from quasi-static compression testing. The samples are pre-conditioned to a range of environmental conditions. The results show that, when packaging is arranged in stacked configuration, static tests alone cannot be used as an indicator or resistance to fatigue and that dynamic tests are required.

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